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1966 Comet Capri

Postby braat » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:58 pm

So It's been 14 years or so (wow time flies especially when you're getting older...I'm 67 now) since I last posted in here and I still have my '66 Comet Capri (Canadian model I think). 14 yrs ago I was talking about drag racing it and that's what I did...I quit racing a couple years ago cause for me racing was a total commitment and I got a bucket list needing attention so I quit. Cosmetically the Comet don't look that great but it's good mechanically and performs pretty good as well (13.52 @ 103 MPH best 1/4 mile time). I ran in the NHRA Sportsman class at the local track. From the start I tried to keep it close to street knowing I wasn't racing forever and I'm so glad I stuck to the plan. So now I'm thinking some body work, paint, finish the interior are in order...and maybe a new Mustang II front end (or whatever is out there now) so it'll steer and stop a little better on the road. Anyways all this is still awaiting motivation which totally disappeared when I quit racing cause it was pretty hard core during the racing years and after I quit the last thing I wanted to do was think about that "thing". But I'm starting to get the itch again...I must be because I'm posting in here :) Anyways "Hi" to everyone old and new!
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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby lavron » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:29 pm

Good golly some of the old folks are still around, get busy on that Comet so you can see if you can get it "done" before me :roll: :P

Certainly is hard to believe 14 years but I can relate, great to have you posting and hope you make it a regular habit of coming on here and sharing with us.

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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby braat » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:04 pm

Hi Mike...long time for sure...good to see the site still going and more activity than I remember way back so good on you for sticking it out and doing the behind the scenes stuff. I was an admin on our local track website so I have an idea... Thanks! But for sure I'll be here lurking and learning and sharing the little I know...
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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:11 pm

WOW! welcome back! :D We would love to see your car! :P
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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby Jims65cyclone » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:06 pm

Welcome back! 14 years ago my Comet was just a twinkle in my bucket-list eye. We'd love to see some pics of yours.
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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby popscomet » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:29 pm

WELCOME BACK,,,that is so cool !!......pop
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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby braat » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:25 am

Here's a photo of the Comet at the track...

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Re: 1966 Comet Capri

Postby braat » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:31 am

Here's a video of a run I made a few years ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_jJLblb_Z0
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